I think it will help Alias's ratings - Lost doesn't really need the help! ^_^ If some of those 18 million people who watch Lost decide they want to check out what else this JJ Abrams guy is up to, it could make a difference. Let's hope so, anyway!
It will definitely help Alias. I think Lost already got the Alias viewers from day 1 because it was a JJ show (and I beleive it was previewed during the Alias season 3 finale), so no more additional viewers from pairing it with Alias.
if abc is planning to subject us faithful alias fans to so much pain by changing it, they BETTER advertise after lost and all the time so that alias gets better ratings!!!!! i will be doubly mad if alias doesn't even get better ratings for this switch...!!!!1
ETA: As much as I hate the idea b/c it's a school night, and I'll be screwed if I have tests on Thursdays......
I think that it will definitely increase the ratings
I mean dude....if LOST alone gets like 15-17 million people watching, and we're upto ep 10....then imagine the ratings for Alias...because a lot of people that watch Lost aren't too into Alias, or vice cersa
So putting both shows together......ABC and JJ will hit the jackpot